"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Coronavirus Cancellations We regret to announce that our committee has decided to cancel our indoor meetings for the foreseeable future owing to the Covid-19 infection risk.  So there will be no meetings on Tuesdays 24th March and 21st April.  We are hoping to re-schedule the presentations by Adrian Bicker and Ani Binet in our next season. 
    Posted 14 Mar 2020, 02:54 by N K
  • Horseshoe Bat Mitigation At our meeting on Thursday 13th February, the speaker will be Colin Morris, the BCT's Bat Groups Officer. His title is: "My Mistress - 35 years of horseshoe bat conservation". Having worked with horseshoe bats since the 1980s, Colin has built up a wealth of knowledge on the two UK species; particularly when it comes to improving roosting habitat. Come along and hear about the trials and tribulations, the success and the failures at some of the sites he has been involved with.  Further meetings this year will include Tuesday 24th March (Adrian Bicker speaking about his Nathusius' pipistrelle migration research and the use of AudioMoth static detectors) and Tuesday 21st April (AGM and talk by Ani Binet on 'Batting ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2020, 14:33 by N K
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